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The Rise of Universities
ISBN 0765808951 / 9780765808950 / 0-7658-0895-1
Publisher Transaction Pub
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"The republication of Charles Homer Haskins' The Rise of Universities is cause for celebration among historians of higher education and among medievalists of all disciplines...Haskins' argument is a powerful one: that today's university system is a direct (and immediate) descendent of the collections of scholars who gathered around master teachers in the great cities of Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries...[His] thesis was profound for its time and remains the guiding interpretation of medieval universities." --Library Quarterly [via]